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07-12-12, 09:38 AM
Replies: 1
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Posted By xylog

Bike computer

I am looking for a wired only, cadence capable computer that can display all three of speed, cadence and trip distance on the screen at once. Any recommendations on a computer that does this.
Forum: Commuting
01-26-07, 03:17 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,715
Posted By xylog

Pedal long enough and all of your problems will...

Pedal long enough and all of your problems will be behind you.
Its always darkest just before it goes totally black.
Forum: Commuting
01-16-06, 10:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 801
Posted By xylog

I know the feeling I was doing 28 miles a day...

I know the feeling I was doing 28 miles a day every day rain or shine for several months and I weigh in at 245 lbs. You really have to pay attention to your diet and make sure you get adequate rest...
Forum: Commuting
08-15-05, 02:16 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,309
Posted By xylog

I use a CD Projects belt case to carry my MP3...

I use a CD Projects belt case to carry my MP3 player:
...
Forum: Commuting
07-18-05, 01:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 594
Posted By xylog

I used to be amazed by this one rabbit who loved...

I used to be amazed by this one rabbit who loved to play chicken with me. He would run up next to me along side the path and then cut in front of me. I was amazed at his speed marveling at how easily...
Forum: Commuting
06-24-05, 12:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 735
Posted By xylog

DC Area Cyclists: Attacks on bike trails (was: US Park Police Request Your Assistanc

Although I cannot vouch for the accuracy of this email that was forwarded to me, I had heard about both the attack on the CCT and the murder in Alexandria. Apparently the police are seeking leads...
Forum: Commuting
05-18-05, 03:13 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,232
Posted By xylog

It sounds like you are refering to the W&OD/Four...

It sounds like you are refering to the W&OD/Four mile run trail near Shirlington. The trail gets tricky in that area because it crosses 395. There is a raised footbridge that has a ramp for bicycle...
Forum: Commuting
05-12-05, 07:12 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,232
Posted By xylog

That pic was from Gravely point in Arlington, VA...

That pic was from Gravely point in Arlington, VA right by Reagan National Airport on the Potomac river. I was on my way to the Dentist so I had to get in way early before work. Since I was leaving so...
Forum: Commuting
05-11-05, 08:14 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,232
Posted By xylog

Alls I can say is this:

Alls I can say is this:
Forum: Commuting
04-21-05, 10:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By xylog

If you are looking to just do an early morning...

If you are looking to just do an early morning ride and not commute into DC then you have two main choices with the MT.Vernon trail: you can do a down and back ride along the Mt. Vernon Trail or you...
Forum: Commuting
04-21-05, 10:34 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,200
Posted By xylog

I have to agree that riding on the sidewalk can...

I have to agree that riding on the sidewalk can be the source of numerous issues with automotive traffic and should be avoided where possible, but at the same time I feel that if the sidewalk offers...
Forum: Commuting
04-15-05, 08:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 685
Posted By xylog

I used to have the same problem with my taillight...

I used to have the same problem with my taillight flying off all the time, I have found that a little piece of Duct tape works wonders keeping mine secured.

I can really identifiy with you since...
Forum: Commuting
03-04-05, 01:53 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,037
Posted By xylog

Hint: Ermmm, what's up doc? Yes , you...

Hint: Ermmm, what's up doc?

Yes , you guessed it: Rabbits. There is stretch of trail that is apparently inhabited by these furry critters. Not every night but most I will see one dart down the...
Forum: Commuting
01-25-05, 04:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By xylog

Check out this website, it has lotsa of...

Check out this website, it has lotsa of invaluable resources for biking in NOVA:

http://www.waba.org

The even has online trail maps: http://www.waba.org/new/help/cap.php

I am assuming you...
Forum: Commuting
01-14-05, 01:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,479
Posted By xylog

Ok that battery wieghs SIX POUNDS! I would use...

Ok that battery wieghs SIX POUNDS! I would use this one that weighs 1.7 lbs and cut the bulb wattage down to 10-15watts:

http://www.batteryspace.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=435
Forum: Commuting
01-14-05, 01:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,326
Posted By xylog

Depends on the weather mostly but I did a "time...

Depends on the weather mostly but I did a "time trial" run on the last work day of the year in 2004. My door to door average was 16.5 MPH going in and 15.5 MPH going home. Most of my ride is on...
Forum: Commuting
01-10-05, 12:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,182
Posted By xylog

Most commuters already have either a...

Most commuters already have either a backpack/mesenger bag or panniers for carrying stuff, so why would this be a good product for a commuter?
Forum: Commuting
01-10-05, 12:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,616
Posted By xylog

I have the Specialized Armadillo Hemisphere's and...

I have the Specialized Armadillo Hemisphere's and I am very happy with them. They are a good compromise between knobbies and slicks, and their flat protection technology has seen me thru about 1200...
Forum: Commuting
12-22-04, 10:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,016
Posted By xylog

Take it from someone who learned the hard way -...

Take it from someone who learned the hard way - saftey comes first! Its ok to work on improving your times, but you must always make safety the highest priority. Try to put the emphasis on training...
Forum: Commuting
12-20-04, 02:41 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,610
Posted By xylog

It was 9 F when I left this morning, -11 F with...

It was 9 F when I left this morning, -11 F with the wind chill. My eyes started to tear almost immediately and when the tear hit my riding glasses it immediately froze. Once I got going I warmed up...
Forum: Commuting
12-10-04, 04:00 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,599
Posted By xylog

I went about 2,000 miles without any flats then...

I went about 2,000 miles without any flats then all at once I got three in the stretch of two weeks. I Slimed my tires and that seemed to solve the problem. The Slime worked really well for me and I...
Forum: Commuting
12-03-04, 06:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 581
Posted By xylog

I ride along the Potomac River on my commute home...

I ride along the Potomac River on my commute home and I have terrible problems with car headlites. Bicycle headlites can cause problems as well but usually they come one at a time so its not so hard...
Forum: Commuting
11-30-04, 03:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 398
Posted By xylog

Could have possibly also been a problem with...

Could have possibly also been a problem with loose/broken spokes.
Forum: Commuting
11-29-04, 10:34 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,279
Posted By xylog

Here is my commute route, the red is the ride in...

Here is my commute route, the red is the ride in and the blue is the way home. I take the Custis trail in in the morning, its 5.5 miles and is an easy ride for the mornings. On the way home I take a...
Forum: Commuting
11-12-04, 03:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,125
Posted By xylog

Get yourself a pair of booties like these: ...

Get yourself a pair of booties like these:

http://www.performancebike.com/shop/profile.cfm?SKU=17558

and you wont have to deal with the wet shoe thing.

I rode in the same storm this morning...
Forum: Commuting
11-12-04, 02:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 768
Posted By xylog

Yes the rain cover is included. Here is a better...

Yes the rain cover is included. Here is a better link with more complete features list:

http://www.kelty.com/Kelty/index.cfm?fuseaction=Packs.showProduct&type=pack&ID=85
Forum: Commuting
11-12-04, 11:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,118
Posted By xylog

Just remember to pay attention to your hydration...

Just remember to pay attention to your hydration and energy levels on such a long ride. You prolly want two water bottles. I have heard Cytomax is good for relieving burn on long rides - it may be...
Forum: Commuting
11-12-04, 10:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 768
Posted By xylog

I have this backpack: ...

I have this backpack:

http://www.ebags.com/kelty/torrey_1950/product_detail/index.cfm?modelid=15839

It has a compartment with a rain cover in the bottom which I use whenever it rains. keeps my...
Forum: Commuting
11-12-04, 10:28 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,610
Posted By xylog

Heavy driving rain and a chilly temperature made...

Heavy driving rain and a chilly temperature made for an interesting bike ride this morning. Wore my Gortex Ski shell along with my new illuminite booties which protected my feet from the rain...
Forum: Commuting
11-11-04, 01:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,118
Posted By xylog

Spare inner tube is a must, of course, but dont...

Spare inner tube is a must, of course, but dont forget a tire lever, patch kit and some type of inflation whether it be pump or CO2 cannister.

I always have a backup for my lighting system. Even...
Forum: Commuting
11-10-04, 08:20 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,744
Posted By xylog

Car = 40 min in DC rush hour Bike = 22 min Rush...

Car = 40 min in DC rush hour
Bike = 22 min Rush hour or not!
Metro = 15 min I live and work near a Metro stop
Forum: Commuting
11-10-04, 08:15 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,610
Posted By xylog

Thirty-six degrees (F) and windy this morning,...

Thirty-six degrees (F) and windy this morning, the first sub-forty day so far this fall. I went with double layer both for pants and shirt along with my Bike Jacket. The micro fleece layer was a...
Forum: Commuting
11-03-04, 01:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,682
Posted By xylog

It wasnt a bottle battery - it was one that you...

It wasnt a bottle battery - it was one that you strap on to the frame.
Forum: Commuting
11-03-04, 11:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,213
Posted By xylog

Goggles tend to mess up your peripherial vision...

Goggles tend to mess up your peripherial vision in my experience. I also have problems on cold days even with glasses on but after a few minutes I usually warm up enough where it doesnt bother me...
Forum: Commuting
11-03-04, 10:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,682
Posted By xylog

I used to have a Nightrider Trailrat which worked...

I used to have a Nightrider Trailrat which worked for about six months before it started to flake out on me and finally stopped working altogether. I was just about to give up on it when I noticed if...
Forum: Commuting
11-02-04, 02:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,225
Posted By xylog

Here is some good info for your boss or business...

Here is some good info for your boss or business owner on the financial gains accrued thru bicycle commuting:

http://www.mwcog.org/commuter/Bdy-bike10.html
Forum: Commuting
11-02-04, 09:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,140
Posted By xylog

Yeah the reason I asked was that I once used my...

Yeah the reason I asked was that I once used my Goretex Ski Shell during a rain storm and it kept the rain out but I was sweating so much after my ride I was just as soaked as if I had worn no jacket...
Forum: Commuting
11-01-04, 10:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,140
Posted By xylog

Seems to me that water proof pants might get a...

Seems to me that water proof pants might get a little warm under heavy exertion. Do they breathe well while riding?
Forum: Commuting
11-01-04, 09:36 AM
Replies: 15,230
Views: 10,924,425
Posted By xylog

Me and my Cannondale (click on the pic for...

Me and my Cannondale (click on the pic for fullsize):

http://irobx.net/images/design_elements/imagebk_small.jpg (http://irobx.net/images/design_elements/imagebk.jpg)

Though I am clearly not...
10-31-04, 08:13 PM
Replies: 9
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Views: 471
Posted By xylog

I commute to DC from Arlington every day I...

I commute to DC from Arlington every day I usually take the Roosevelt Bridge but the Key Bridge works and I take that sometimes too. For more info check out the Washington Area Bike Association's...
10-31-04, 11:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 299
Posted By xylog

Thanx for the info and taking the time to reply....

Thanx for the info and taking the time to reply. I did search the forums and found alot of good info. Though I decided not to go with the tubeless tires at this time I found some good recommendations...
10-30-04, 12:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 299
Posted By xylog

Tubeless versus Tubed Tires

I am wondering what the advantages/disadvantages of each are. I have a Mountain bike and I am shopping for new tires.
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